2015 – Such A Memorable Year For Us!!
2015 was a very exciting year for us here at Fancy Florals By Nancy. It started out with us getting the news that we had won The Knot Best of Weddings as well as Wedding Wire’s Couples Choice Awards!! This was a huge achievement & honor for us and very humbling as we read through the many lovely reviews our 2014 brides had left for us. These awards are chosen by the number and quality of reviews left by clients; so – many, many thanks to all our past brides who took the time to leave us a review!!
Florists’ Review released the winners of the Picture Perfect Wedding Contest in their April 2015 issue. We had submitted Derek and Molly Bachtold’s wedding photos (not really expecting to win – but someone has to, right?) and we were floored when we opened the April issue and saw that one of the photos we had submitted (photo by Fox & Hound) made the magazine!! We certainly weren’t a winner, but we did get our boutonniere photo and our name in a National Magazine! Wow…pretty exciting!!
As we start our 5th year in business we marvel at how God has led us along this journey to where we are now. We have met so many wonderful couples and their families and it has been a joy to work together with them creating their vision for their wedding flowers. The challenges we have encountered were just what we needed to make us dive in and learn new things and to also prepare us to take the next step along this journey.
Looking ahead to 2016
We started out the year by having a vendor booth at The Elegant Bridal Expo. It was great fun and we had a good time meeting and talking with many newly engaged couples. We had surprisingly good success, much better than the Dream Bridal Show we did two years ago. We made nine appointments for consultations right at the show and we have had some additional contacts since. The last two weeks have been very busy for us meeting with brides for consultations and figuring up their price proposals. 2016 is shaping up to be a very busy year for us!!
At the end of December we received notice that we had again won The Knot Best of Weddings for 2016 and then just a week ago came the notice from Wedding Wire that we had been chosen again for the Couples Choice Awards 2016!! We are grateful and again humbled by our 2015 couples who took the time to leave us such lovely reviews and we want to sincerely thank each of you!!
Probably the single most profound impression from 2015 was our December trip to Casa Vida Y Esperanza in Magdalena, Mexico. We had at least one new inquiry every day (sometimes 2) about wedding flowers while we were there. It was amazing to us and reaffirmed our belief that this is what God is asking us to do – using some of the proceeds from Fancy Florals and go help and serve those at CVE in some small way. It has been a privilege and blessing for us and we thank our brides for making it possible!! “With God All Things Are Possible” Mathew 19:26